I don’t want to get all up on my High Horse or anything, but I’m done. Stick a fork in me I’m done!

Actually, it was a really great experience and I sort of hate to see it end. So, I may do it again some time in the future. But for now, I am free to do as I please, which actually, probably won’t be all that much different from this exercise, hee hee!

You just never know, do ya?

Thanks everyone for all your great comments, feedback and cheering me on. I really appreciate it more than you can know. You’re all a stupendous bunch, you wonderful bloggers and blog readers you!

When the cat’s away, the mice will play

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The cat was barely out the door, before the card game began.

Unfortunately Seymour thought they were playing “Go Fish,” and was accused of cheating at Poker by his unsavory friends.

If her clothes didn’t end up severely stretched out and reeking of wet dog, Sheila Sheepington-Fleecewater would probably have less of a problem with the wolf borrowing them.

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It’s been a while, so thought it was high time to do an animal idiom.

One uses this saying to describe someone or something that seems to be good but is actually bad. There seems to be a few different ideas about it’s origin, but here is what Wikipedia has to say about it.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Bunnyhyde

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The Illustration Friday theme this weeke is “Foggy.”

I think of foggy, and London comes to mind. I think of London, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” comes to mind. I think of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and immediately think of bunnies.

Doesn’t everyone?

This morning’s denizens of Peets Coffee, sketched while sitting under an umbrella, sipping cappuccino.

BUNNY BOOTS

From the day Beatrice was a wee kit she wanted a pair of cowboy boots. After landing a job at the Burger Hutch and receiving her first paycheck, she headed over to the Boot Barn, and bought herself a pair of snazzy Tony Lamas.

Nothing challenging today, just the old tried and true bunny… marching in place, eating a carrot. Eating healthy and exercise have been on my mind a lot lately. So I must have been channeling all that, as I absent-mindedly sketched today.

Mortimer became a mole, not for any political reasons, nor was it a passion for intrigue… he simply liked the trench coat and all the cool gadgets.

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Kathy of Moongazing Hare bestowed this award upon me, which is really an honor, since I just adore her work! Thanks so much Kathy!

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What Barney thought was a cool refreshing celery juice, was in fact, a glass of sour rhubarb cocktail… a common mistake in the bunny community.

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The Illustration Friday theme for this week is sour.

Happy 4th of July!

It was also my nephew’s first birthday. He’s a Yankee Doodle Dandy!

So in honor of the wee dude and Independence Day, I colorized today’s sketch and threw one of Tom’s photos of tonight’s fireworks into the background, (I used a filter on the photo, in hopes that it would fit a little better with the sketch.

Also, I would like to invite you to click here and visit Alicia’s wonderful blog to see my tree drawing, from the previous post, colorized and to check out all the other beautiful tree illustrations entered in the giveaway. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

I did a preliminary sketch for my entry in Alicia Padrón’s book giveway. The theme is the importance of trees in celebration of the publication of the gorgeous book she illustrated, “The Wish Trees.” Her children will be the judges and chose the winner of the giveaway. Should be a pretty good test of how well one’s art is recieved by children, eh?

So, before I enter this drawing, I plan on adding color. But for now I’m going to try to get a little mileage out of my little tree dude.

*Click to enlarge sketch*

I drove up the coast to Ventura to visit my mom tonight. We have a weekly, standing date. As we strolled along the Harbor, after a nice seafood dinner, I detected the annoying, whiny hum of mosquito. A few moments later, I was barely able to walk, as I was desperately scratching myself like a flea-ridden dog. All in all it was still a lovely visit, but as I sat down to sketch, there was only one thing on my mind.

RUDE AWAKENING

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, there’s nothing particularly challenging about this sketch… no attempts at action, no endeavors to create a series, no effort made to look up a dragon’s nostrils. Where’s the challenge in drawing a squirrel, you ask?

Well, I’ll have you know, there was indeed a challenge tonight. Keeping my eyes open. For some reason, I am so tir…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I spent all day art directing a photo shoot for a fine men’s clothing client’s catalog (say that three times.) I’m thouroughly enjoying myself, since this particular photographer, the stylist and I work really well together and have become fast friends. If there is a down side, it is that I haven’t had much time to sketch. I did manage to scrawl out this attempt at a forced perspective, monstery dude, in ball point pen.

I’ll be at the shoot for two more days, so I imagine there will be more scratchy, ball point pen scrawls to come.

EXTREME POGO BUNNY, FIERCE COMPETITOR

For the 21 Day Creative Exercise, I’m still working on series, action and consistency. I have a ways to go, but it’s been a fun process. Also, with a bit of a stretch, it fits the Illustration Friday theme.

Aint’ life grand?